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  • News | Seoul 1988

    Steffi Graf’s 1988 Golden Slam – an unprecedented achievement

    On 1 October 1988, in winning the final at the Olympic Games in Seoul, German tennis player Steffi Graf achieved what no one else had done before or has done since. Her gold medal came after victories in the Grand Slam tournaments at Melbourne, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and New York, giving rise to a new term: “the Golden Slam”. The world of tennis is still waiting for another player capable of such a feat in the same calendar year!
    01 Oct 2019 | Olympic News, Tennis, Germany
  • News | Antwerp 1920

    "La Divine" Suzanne Lenglen lights up the Antwerp 1920 Games

    Suzanne Lenglen – undoubtedly the greatest French female tennis player of all time. World champion at the age of 15, a six-time winner at both Roland Garros and Wimbledon and the first real global tennis star, she won the women’s singles tournament 99 years ago at Antwerp 1920, losing only four games in the process. She also claimed gold in the mixed doubles with Max Decugis, and bronze in the women’s doubles alongside Élisabeth d'Ayen.
    24 Aug 2019 | Olympic News, Antwerp 1920, Tennis, LENGLEN, Suzanne, France
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Colombia’s tennis dream is big enough for two

    Camila Osorio and Nicolas Mejia will be protagonists of the tennis tournament at Buenos Aires 2018. Both are among the top 10 in the International Tennis Federation world ranking and they’re marked as favourites for the competition that will be held in the iconic Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club.
    04 Oct 2018 | Olympic News, Buenos Aires 2018, YOG, Colombia
  • News | Buenos Aires 2018

    Ones to watch at the YOG Buenos Aires 2018

    With 4.000 of the world’s best young athletes set to descend on Buenos Aires for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) this October, we take a look at some of the rising stars who are likely to shine in the Argentinian capital.
    14 Sep 2018 | Olympic News, YOG, Buenos Aires 2018
  • News | Legacy

    Beijing builds on stadium success by adding to 2008’s architectural legacy

    The Olympic Games Beijing 2008 left the city with some of the best sports stadiums in the world, which will again come under the global spotlight at the Olympic Winter Games in 2022. Ten years on from the unforgettable Opening Ceremony in the ‘Bird’s Nest’, we look at how the venues are being reworked and how new developments will add to China’s reputation as a sporting capital.
    15 Aug 2018 | Olympic News, Beijing 2022, Beijing 2008, People's Republic of China, Legacy
  • News | Rome 1960

    Snapped: the story behind that picture of Cassius Clay at Rome 1960

    Some photographs define a generation; others, occasionally, herald a coming shift in an entire social and political, not to mention sporting, landscape. The iconic portrait of Cassius Clay (who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali) standing atop the podium at the Olympic Games Rome 1960 as light heavyweight champion is one such image.
    03 Jul 2018 | Boxing, United States of America, CLAY, Cassius, Rome 1960, Olympic News
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